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Nuku Hiva

  Nuku Hiva  

✔ Nuku Hiva is a French Polynesian beautiful Island that falls on the Pacific Ocean. It is also considered one of the largest Islands in the group of  Marquesas Islands.

✔ Marquesas Island is a group of volcanic Island that is located in French Polynesia on the Pacific Ocean.

✔ Nuku Hiva is also sometimes spelled and known as Ile Marchand and Madison Island. The overall area covered by Nuku Hiva Island is 339 km2.

✔ The overall population of Nuku Hiva according to the population estimation of 2017 is 3120. While visiting Nuku Hiva we cannot see any villages in the western part.

Nuku Hiva

✔ It has been claimed that Nuku Hiva Island was first time sighted in 1791 by French Navigator Étienne Marchand and named by US naval officer David Porter.

✔ Nuku Hiva is famous for its beautiful natural landscapes, cultural wealth, its white sand beaches, and the treasures of its underwater world.

✔ Some of the most beautiful and attractive tourist destination sites in Nuku Hiva are Vaipo Waterfall, Nuku Dive, Hakatea Bay, Anaho Bay, Hatihe’u Bay, and so on.

✔ There are lots of places to discover and to know about while visiting Nuku Hiva. Among them, some of the important and famous tourist destinations of Nuku Hiva are described below:

 

  1. Tiki Tuhiva  

✔ Tiki Tuhiva is a cultural center that is located in Nuku Hiva Islands. Tiki Tuhiva is a beautiful sculpture of two tikis on Tuhiva hills which was inaugurated in 2017.

✔ This area is home to around 250 people. It has been claimed that in ancient times the valley area housed about 100,000 people.

Tiki Tuhiva

✔ There are altogether 12 archaeological sites around Tiki Tuhiva Valley sites. The bones of the dead from the high society are also hung on a still-living 500-year-old banyan tree.

✔ It has been claimed that the villagers were buried here and the graves are still visible and those tribe used their bones as material to make everyday items today by the villagers.

✔ It is one of the most famous and most visited tourist destinations that is located in Nuku Hiva Islands.

 

  2. Vaipo Waterfall  

✔ Vaipo Waterfall is a beautiful and attractive tourist destination that is located Huku Niva Islands of the Pacific Ocean.

✔ Vaipo Waterfall which is also known as “Ahuii” or “Ahuei” is a horsetail-type waterfall that lies in the Hakaui Valley of Nuku Hiva.

Vaipo Waterfall

✔ It is one of the tallest waterfalls on the Polynesian Islands outside of New Zealand and Hawaii. The top part of this waterfall is made with igneous rock called “Basalt”.

✔ Around Vaipo Waterfall we can also see stone foundations of ancient village structures, built over the rocks.

✔ It has been claimed that the valley around Vaipo Waterfall was inhabited by a local tribe, and evidence of the ancient settlement is still present

✔ Vaipo Waterfall is considered one of the best places to visit while visiting Nuku Hiva on the Pacific Ocean.

 

  3. Temehea Tohua  

✔ Temehea Tohua is a beautiful historical place that is located on Nuku Hiva Island in the Pacific Ocean. It is also one of the most visited places on this island.

✔ While visiting this place we learned about the unique history of the Nuku Hiva Islands which is still unexplored in the world.

✔ While visiting Temehea Tohua we can see a large number of old statues and carved stones brought from around the Pacific for the First Marquesan International Art Festival.

Temehea Tohua 

✔ According to the history of French Polynesia, it has been claimed that this place was the ancestral home of Queen Vaekehu.

✔ This place is also sometimes used for ceremonial and meeting purposes. It is one of the most famous and important tourist sites in Nuku Hiva.

✔ Temehea Tohua is considered one of the best places to visit while visiting Nuku Hiva on the Pacific Ocean.

 

  4. Taiohae’s Bay  

✔ Taiohae’s Bay is a beautiful town that is located in Nuku Hiva Island on the Pacific Ocean.

✔ This town is partly collapsed into the ocean, creating a bay, and is located on a former volcanic crater.

✔ It is considered one of the most visited places in Nuku Hiva. The people around this area are of a very frank and friendly nature which makes it easy to know more about this place.

Taiohae's Bay

✔ It is one of the best places to know about the history of this island. We can see some small but beautiful shops around this place.

✔ We can see a large number of natural landscapes and places to visit around Taiohe’s Bay. So, Taiohae’s Bay is considered one of the best places to visit while visiting Nuku Hiva on the Pacific Ocean.

 

  5. Notre Dame Cathedral  

✔ Notre Dame Cathedral is a historical place that is located in Nuku Hiva on the Pacific Ocean. This site was constructed in 1973.

✔ Notre Dame Cathedral is located near the capital city of Nuku Hiva island. It is one of the best places to know about the unique history of Nuku Hiva.

Notre Dame Cathedral 

✔ Some of the beautiful places to visit around Notre Dame Cathedral are Tiki Tuhiva, Nuku Dive, Anaho Bay, and so on.

✔ While visiting Notre Dame Cathedral we can see beautiful handicrafts, parks, and gardens around the church.

✔ Notre Dame Cathedral is considered one of the best places to visit while visiting Nuku Hiva on the Pacific Ocean.

 

  6. Ensemble Tahakia Kamuihei Teiipoka  

✔ Ensemble Tahakia Kamuihei Teiipoka is a beautiful park that is located on French, Polynesian Nuku Hiva island on the Pacific Ocean.

✔ Inside this park, we can see a large number of archaeological sites to visit. We can see a large number of beautiful places to visit around this place.

Ensemble Tahakia Kamuihei Teiipoka

✔ We can see some beautiful small shops and restaurants around Ensemble Tahakia Kamuihei Teiipoka.

✔ Ensemble Tahakia Kamuihei Teiipoka is managed by the government of French, Polynesia up to now.

✔ This park is considered a beautiful tourist attraction to visit while visiting Nuku Hiva on the Pacific Ocean.

 

  Best Hotels to stay around Nuku Hiva  

Some of the most famous hotels to stay around while visiting Nuku Hiva island are mentioned below:
1. Pension Mave Mai
2. Nuku Hiva Keikahanui Pearl Lodge
3. Nuku Hiva Pitake Lodge
4. Hee Tai Inn
5. Noho Mai Bungalow
6. Vely Lodge
7. Heiikiani Sweet Home

 


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